The European Court of Justice (ECJ), is the supreme court of the European Union in matters of EU law. It is not to be confused with the European Court of Human Rights, the supranational court based in Strasbourg.
The ECJ is tasked with interpreting EU law and ensuring its equal application across all EU member states. The Court was established in 1952 and is based in Luxembourg. It is composed of one judge per member state. But it hears cases in panels of three, five or more judges. Here you find a chronological listing of all DW content refering to the ECJ.
EU members can, in certain cases, refuse to enforce Polish arrest warrants, the EU's top court has ruled. Previously, a Polish man cited changes to Poland's judiciary as a reason for halting his extradition from Ireland.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK discriminated against a married transgender woman seeking a state pension. The claimant sought a state pension at the age available for women after her sex change.
A Hamburg court is to determine if the Glen Buchenbach whisky from Germany can keep its name, the European Court of Justice has ruled. The Scotch Whisky Association had argued it could be mistaken for Scotch whisky.